FOUR DWIs REPORTED OVER NEW YEAR HOLIDAY, MORE PATROLS PLANNED

FOUR DWIs REPORTED OVER NEW YEAR HOLIDAY, MORE PATROLS PLANNED

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s deputies made four arrests in the county for driving under the influence over the New Year holiday, and say more patrols are planned for January.

The arrests were made between Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, and Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. In addition, nearly 800 citations were written for various traffic infractions during the same time period.

Additional sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols are planned for Jan. 6 and Jan. 22. Increased patrols are part of an ongoing effort to reduce DWI-related crashes, injuries and deaths that could result from intoxicated drivers who choose to get behind the wheel.

Checkpoints are held in various undisclosed locations throughout Doña Ana County between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. During saturation patrols, deputies will be looking for all types of violations with an emphasis on intoxicated drivers.

The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers that New Mexico law also allows for the possible seizure or forfeiture of vehicles driven by people who have been convicted of multiple DWI offenses.